[Jobposts] WordPress developer wanted for VentureBeat.com

angie chang thisgirlangie at yahoo.com
Mon Jul 13 22:10:50 UTC 2009

Job posted today at http://venturebeat.com/2009/07/13/venturebeat-is-looking-for-awesome-developer/

As VentureBeat expands, we’re looking to hire a full-time Web developer to help build out some of the coolest projects for an online news site. Here are some of the qualifications and responsibilities:

    * Must be a self-starter with intimate knowledge of web development, who is able to learn quickly, multi-task in a fast-paced environment, and drive results within a team through excellent interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills;
    * Must have experience on the WordPress platform;
    * Proficiency in Javascript/HTML/CSS/PHP coding skills;
    * Discipline in testing and quality assurance;
    * Ability to produce easy to use, intuitive user interfaces from prototypes and wireframes, and lead the development for design (experience building consumer web application interfaces);
    * Command of web standards, CSS-based design, cross-browser compatibility;
    * Knowledge of interaction design principles;
    * Ability to think critically and provide recommendations for solutions or improvements;
    * Meet regularly with product team to discuss release schedules as well as product strategy;
    * Apply social media tools and channels (Wordpress, Twitter, Facebook);
    * Manage the technical platform for the site, including hosting, coordinating with outside developers.


    * At least 3 years professional web development (including dynamic database driven sites);
    * Translating comps and wireframes into flexible and usable code templates;
    * Rapid prototyping of new products and features

Ideally the candidate will also have the following:

    * Visual design skills;
    * Database knowledge (MySQL)
    * Basic SEO knowledge;
    * Knowledge of Google Analytics and other tracking tools;
    * Knowledge of MS Office Suite.

Submittal Requirements:

    * Describe three improvements you would make to VentureBeat if you were given two weeks to make them.
    * Describe your most recent work: methodologies, sources, guidelines, and tactics you employed to improve the project. Please provide a description of the actual result and how many of your ideas were implemented.

How to apply: Submit your resume to jobs at venturebeat.com with subject line “developer”

Angie Chang
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angiechang at gmail.com

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